Our Team


  • Andrea Z. LaCroix PhD Distinguished Professor and Chief of Epidemiology
    Director, Women's Health Center of Excellence
    Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science UC San Diego
  • Katherine M. Newton, PhD Senior Investigator, Emeritus, Kaiser Permanente Washington, Health Research Institute
  • Leslie B. Snyder, PhD Professor, Communication, University of Connecticut
    Principal Investigator, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy
  • Susan D. Reed MD, MPH Vice Chair for Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington
    Program Director, Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center, University of Washington
  • Katherine Guthrie, PhD Professor, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
  • Carolyn Mitchell, MD, MPH Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Vulvovaginal Disorders Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Kristine Ensrud, MD, MPH Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System
    Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc Paula A. Johnson Endowed Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women’s Health, Harvard Medical School
    Executive Director, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Susan Diem, MD, MPH Core Investigator, Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Susan McCurry, PhD
    Susan McCurry, PhD Research Professor Vice Chair of Research Adjunct Research Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Affiliate Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Other MsFLASH investigators who contributed to the science summarized on this site


Bette Caan, Dr.P.H.

Senior Research Scientist and Nutritional Epidemiologist

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.

Janet S. Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN

The office of Research Support

Science of Nursing Care

Associate Dean for Research, Distinguished Professor

Indiana University

Lee Cohen, M.D.

Director, The Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health

Associate Chief of Psychiatry for Philanthropy

Department Communications

Massachusetts General Hospital

Edmund and Carroll Carpenter Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Ellen Freeman, Ph.D. (retired)

Research Professor

Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Department of Psychiatry

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Barbara Sternfeld, Ph.D (retired)

Senior Research Scientist

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research

We were fortunate to have the assistance of the following outstanding university students while developing this website and its evaluation.


Manali Kulkarni, BS

User Experience Research Associate

Department of Public Health

UC San Diego


Hui Xin Ng, BA

Graduate Student Researcher

Department of Cognitive Science

University of California San Diego


Viviana Nicholas, MS

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant, and Research Assistant

Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CRSRC)

Department of Communication

University of Connecticut

Rachel Reys

University of Connecticut



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